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Lot 437: Pair of Engraved J. P. Sauer & Sohn Boxlock Shotguns

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Cased Pair of Factory Engraved J. P. Sauer & Sohn Boxlock Double Barrel Shotguns

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Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

A) J. P. Sauer & Sohn Boxlock Shotgun

Manufacturer: Sauer J P & Son
Model: S X S
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 634
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 262
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued Krupp Special Gewehr Laufstahl barrels with dual white bead sights on the matted, concave solid rib which is marked "J. P. SAUER & SOHN, SUHL.", bands of engraving around either breech, and 2 1/2 inch chambers with single extractor. The casehardened scalloped, sideclipped boxlock action displays floral scroll engraving surrounding "J. P. SAUER & SOHN, SUHL" on either side. The gun features double triggers and tang mounted automatic safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings, horn tip inlay, and Deeley style release and pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, blank inscription oval, and hard rubber buttplate. The "B" gun in this lot is only five numbers off of this gun. Includes cleaning tools, four snap caps, two nickel oilers, two leather forend guards, and a canvas bound two gun takedown case that houses the whole set. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .726/.726 inches; choke constriction .038/.052 inches; minimum wall thickness .026/.031 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 13 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 80% original blue finish on the barrels with 40% original blue finish on the triggerguard, mostly silvered patina on the action with some case colors in the protected areas, scattered minor spotting, and mild handling evidence. The wood is also very good with some finish filler at the pistol grip, numerous handling dings, some wear on the buttplate and toe, and crisp checkering. The case and accessories are very fine. Mechanically excellent.



B) J. P. Sauer & Sohn Boxlock Shotgun

Manufacturer: Sauer J P & Son
Model: S X S
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 634
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 262
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

As "A". Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .721/.720 inches; choke constriction ..038/.049 inches; minimum wall thickness .030/.034 inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 3/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 13 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 80% original blue finish on the barrels with strong traces on the triggerguard, mostly silvered patina on the action with some case colors in the protected areas, some discoloration on the action, and mild handling evidence. The wood is also very good with numerous scattered dings and scratches, some chipping and finish filler along the forend, and crisp checkering and dipping on the horn buttplate. Mechanically excellent.



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